Dr. Elisabeth Vorbuchner LL.M.
born September 1965

Attorney at law and
specialized attorney in intellectual property law

Education and qualifications:


Law at the University of Augsburg, Germany, and First Legal State Examination in Augsburg


Practical stage of training supervised by the High Court of Munich, Germany, and Second Legal State Examination in Munich


Reading for LL.M. in intellectual property at the University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College, covering inter alia International and Comparative Law of Trade Marks, Trade Secrets, Design and Unfair Competition, including Advertising and Marketing Law


Guest speaker at the University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College, Course for Foreign Judges about "Unfair Competition in German and English Law"


Doctorate thesis on the formation of strategic alliances between German (public law) and municipal bodies and use in (private) companies to perform more effectively their public obligations; special award for the paper received in 2001


September 1993

Admitted to the Munich Bar ("Rechtsanwältin") and specialized in intellectual property law, representing clients before all courts within Germany (except BGH) and before the General Court of the European Union and the Court of Justice


Associate attorney with the Munich law firm Mommer & Partner


Attorney with the Augsburg law firm Seitz - Weckbach - Fent


Attorney with the Munich patent and trade mark law firm Kador & Partner


Partner at the Augsburg IP law firm Waibel Hoppert Rubach & Partner

2005 to date

Foundation and Partner of law firm Zanker & Vorbuchner


Admitted as “Specialized Attorney in intellectual property law ("Fachanwältin für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz"), covering inter alia the legal fields of German and European Trade Mark Law, Design and Unfair Competition Law, including German Advertising and Marketing Law, after reading the course in Munich for six months in 2007, sitting for four tests and presenting over 150 different cases to the experts covering all fields of intellectual property law


GRUR German Association of Intellectual Property Rights, Hamburg, Germany INTA International Trade Mark Association, New York IPSKI Intellectual Property "Skiers", Wien, Austria COMTAI Community Advisory Initiative e.V., an initiative of Munich attorneys, Germany German Lawyer’s Association („Deutscher Anwaltsverein“), Bonn, Germany

Zanker & Vorbuchner